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Jaguar Sd.Kfz 222 Leichter Panzerspahwagen, 1/16, 61601

Resin Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc

$455   

Very rare. From 1995. This is the largest scale Panzerspahwagen kit ever made and also the most detailed. The kit has never been started. All parts are still in three factory sealed bags. Includes two pages of illustrated instructions.

Entex 1937 Packard V-12 Roadster Coupe - (Ex-Bandai), 1/16, 8499

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Rare. Large 1/16 scale model designed with assistance by Packard International. Very highly detailed. Kit builds a rolling chassis just like the real automobile. Features fully detailed V-12 engine and engine compartment, complete suspension, steerable front wheels, full interior, opening doors and rumble seat, opening and closing rumble seat steps, optional position windows, opening hood, folding luggage rack, optional luggage trunk and choice of convertible boot or top up. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Comet Douglas Skystreak D558-1 For JETEX - 23.7 Inches Long - Coca-Cola Bottle Issue (D-558), Y11-129

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Designed to be flown with JETEX jet power pack. Part of the deluxe high-cost Comet "Y" kit line from the 1950s/early 1960s. This kit was purchased new on April 6, 1963, which was the final year for this box design Note the box showing a bottle of Coke next to the young builder's snack tray and a finished aircraft. Large scale issue with the 'Coke Bottle' box design. Measures 23 13/16 inches long with a 17 inch wingspan when assembled. Kit features traditional wood/tissue construction, very high quality printwood, stripwood and spars, other balsa stock as required, completely preformed wood wheels, covering tissue (still folded in the instructions from the factory) and superb full size plans with instructions. The model has not been started. It has been inventoried complete. At the time of this kit, the entire Comet "Y" line consisted of Y1 F-51 Mustang, Y2 A-26 Invader, Y3 P-47, Y4 Hellcat F6f, Y5 P-38 Lightning, Y6 F-84F Thunderflash, Y7 Cougar F9F, Y8 Taylorcraft, Y9 Douglas Skyray F4D, Y10 Piper Cub Super Cruiser, Y11 Douglas Skystreak D558-1, Y12 F-86 Sabre, Y13 Gull and Y14 Aeronca Chief. Comet was a famous manufacturer of stick and tissue flying and static models. In the 1930s Great Depression, they lead the low-priced kit revolution with the "Dime Scale" kits and famous advertisements in Model Airplane News magazine and others. Comet reached it's peak in the 1930s when they acquired the services of Carl Goldberg. Goldberg was a highly accomplished modeler with articles in Model Airplane News and famous designs that won him several National level competitions in the 1930s and beyond. (Carl Goldberg went on to found his own company and produced well designed and popular free-flight and RC aircraft). Comet survived the post World War economic slump and continued kit production until they were bought out by long-time competitor Guillow's in 1998.

Mantua HMS Victory Launch - 24.4 Inches Long, 1/16, 751

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$125   

Amazingly detailed, very large large-scale plank-on-frame kit. Features an enormous amount of quality hardwood - stripwood, dowels, many sheets of factory cut parts, printwood and more. Includes fittings from finely machined hardwood, brass and cast metal, sail cloth, three types of rigging material, highly detailed plans and step-by-step instructions. Never started. The fittings are all still in factory sealed bags. The other parts have been inventoried complete with plans and instructions.

Dumas Essex Class Aircraft Carrier 36 Inches Long, 1/290

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$295   

Very, very rare kit from 1945. This is the only one I have ever seen or heard of. Dumas advertised this kit as 'A beautiful 36" model as accurate as possible under war conditions' and that was no idle boast. By all appearances it was the most detailed US aircraft carrier model ever made to that date. Features hollow construction, airwing, factory marked bulkhead balsa blocks, high quality balsa printwood, other wood as required, metal stock, rigging material, sandpaper, an unopened can of 'Delicate Gray' Gloss Enamel (with a 'Four Hour Drying Time") and a glass bottle of glue. Amazingly, the glue and paint area still both a liquid and not dried up. Comes with text instructions and plans. The two very large sheets of plans were drawn by Al Dumas Jr. They include full side and top elevation views, sectional views and a large number of detail drawings for AA guns, aircraft construction and much more. There is light bug damage to one side of one sheet but it is minor. The kit has not been started. The contents are mint - you will be the first to remove them from the box. They are still factory packed with factory packing paper. Dumas says inside this is an Essex-Class carrier, but due to wartime censorship and the initial secrecy surrounding the Essex class, the kit is not a perfect Essex. When more information became available after the war, this may have been why the model was discontinued so soon.

Mamoli Halifax English Colonial Schooner 1774, 1/54

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$165   

Very highly detailed plank-on-frame model that measures 59cm when built. This is a superb kit featuring numerous factory cut wooden parts, numerous die-cut hard and plywood parts, high quality stripwood, a large and very complete fittings pack, sailcloth, printed cloth flags, full size plan sheet with complete rigging details and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes plans/instructions. The Halifax was purchased by the Royal Navy in 1768 and transformed at Portsmouth into a typical colonial schooner of that time. She saw service along the American coasts in a rather complex period the history of this country.

Billing Boats Hoga YT146 Pearl Harbor Tug - (Tugboat), 1/50, 708

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$189   

Big scale plank-on-frame kit measures 62cm long when assembled. Highly detailed and features laser-cut parts, quality stripwood, full fittings (metal and plastic), rigging material, full size plans and detailed instructions. The kit has never been started. The parts that were factory sealed are still in the sealed bags. The parts that were not factory sealed have been inventoried complete including plans & instructions. This tug boat was approved by the American navy on 22 May 1941 and given the name "YT146 HOGA". It was then posted with the 14th navy station at Pearl Harbor. After only six months in service, the HOGA was put to a far greater test than had been expected, when Pearl Harbor was attacked on 7 December 194l. The HOGA fought without break for 48 hours, extinguishing fires, tugging bombed warships and rescuing seamen. Today the HOGA is the only vessel still in existence from the time of the Japanese attack.

Hobby-Time Sealed Factory Case of 12 Bell XV-3 US Army Convertiplane, 1/43, 901-98c

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc

$635   

This is a factory-sealed case of 12 Hobby-XV-3 model kits from the 1950s. Hobby-Time shipped them to the address on the box, and I purchased them from the man at that address. The case has never been opened and is still securely sealed top and bottom with the factory tape. The box is in 'excellent' condition. The actual model kits (12 inside the case!) are the one and only issue of this amazing aircraft. This is a very nice kit for that time with fine raised panel lines, interior detail and molded in gloss silver and clear.

Airfix SS France (Norway) Ocean Liner - Craftmaster Issue, 1/600, S2-198

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$195   

Rare mid 1960 sssue of this popular ocean liner that was broken up. Kit measures over 20 inches long when assembled. Nicely detailed for that time. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions.

Lindberg Japanese Zero Motorized, 1/48, 304M-100

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$125   

Still factory sealed and in investment-grade condition. First motorized issue from the late 1950s with hardbox artwork by Ray Gaedke. Molded in silver and clear. Lindberg is a company with a fascinating history The original 'Lindberg Line' stretches back to the 1930s when Paul Lindberg drew plans for famous modeling magazines and marketed his balsa wood 'stick and tissue' by urging dealers to carry the '...Complete Lindberg Line'. After the war, Lindberg and Olsen had a strong hand in early United States injection molded kit development. Please see the article located on this website about early USA plastic kit manufactures.

Monogram Speedee-Bilt Boeing PT-13 Kaydet Trainer, G5-100

Wood Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG++

$145   

Rare kit from 1957. The PT-17 was the first trainer standardized for the Air Force and Navy. This is a highly prefabricated, rubber-powered wooden scale flying model kit. It features beautiful, completely finished Monofoil upper and lower wings, die-cut fuselage sides and formers that are factory painted yellow, precarved wooden parts, fully finished wheels, die-cut clear windscreens, plastic engine, prop and pilot bust, fully formed wire landing gear, rubber motor, sandpaper, tissue, decals and excellent instructions. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. Please NOTE that a part of the decals is stuck to the Monogram catalog. Before there were plastic models, there were wooden aircraft kits. These usually came in two types - solid and stick and tissue. The solid models were static and usually contained a few blocks of balsa and sometimes a detail part or two. These "Make Wood Look Like Plane" models required a very high level of skill in carving and finishing. The stick and tissue variety were slightly easier to build and provided the ultimate thrill - they could fly when complete with rubber power (and later with free-flight gas and eventually RC). They still required a great deal of skill, so manufactures sought ways to make model building more accessible to everyone. One idea was pre-carving and/or prefabrication. This raised prices, naturally. Many manufactures launched lines of 'easy' to build flying models but only Monogram succeeded in making an entire line at an affordable price that would actual fly. The original "Speedee-Bilt" kits were in one-piece two-color boxes. In the early 1950s, shortly before plastic kits were available, Monogram changed to the 'hardbox' with a lithographic slick glued to the top as this kit. Speedee-Bilt kits contained die cut and pre painted wooden parts, completely formed airfoil wings, carved wheels and numerous plastic details like cowlings, pilot, missiles, prop and more. Assembly was by detailed full size plans.

Monogram PBY-5A Catalina, 1/104, PA8-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Mint

$115   

Still factory sealed and in rare, investment-grade condition. Dated 1955. Second issue dated 1955. The second issue has the 'PA' part number prefix instead of just 'P.'

Monogram TWA Douglas DC-3, 1/90, PA9-98

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$145   

Still factory sealed but the seal has drawn the box top slightly concave. Second issue dated 1955; the first issue has same art but kit #P9-98. The box has as-new color and gloss. Kit features optional position cabin door, rotating propellers and wheels, pilot, copilot, hostess and passenger figures and colorful TWA decals.

Revell USS Boston CAG-1 Guided Missile Cruiser, 1/480, H461-200

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Sealed Exc++

$179   

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Still factory sealed. Dated 1968. The USS Boston, originally CA-69 (Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser) was converted to the world's first Guided Missile Cruiser in 1952. Full hull kit that is 17 inches long when assembled. Features movable guns and turrets, detailed Terrier missiles and launchers, radar and missile tracking antennas, display stand and more.

Matchbox Flower Class Corvette / HMS Bluebell / HMCS Snowberry / USS Saucy, 1/72, PK-901

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Exc++

$175   

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1986 first issue with very high mold quality. Very large (1/72 scale) model of the famous convoy escort ship from WWII. Highly detailed with 1003 pieces. Has parts and decals to build any of the three ships listed. Includes display stand, 15 crew members, steel chain, fabric signal flags, rigging material and instructions, complete assembly book and complete color painting book with the history of all three ships. The kit has never been started. All parts, instructions, decals and material are still in the factory sealed bags. The four hull sections were never factory bagged and are present and complete. The kit will be shipped in the original Matchbox cardboard shipping box unless you specify otherwise.

Tilt Hitlers Staff Car Mercedes-Benz TyP.G4 / W31 S.gl.Pkw With Figures - Motorized, 1/35, MT48-800

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good++

$115   

Very rare. Older but nicely detailed and molded kit. Features motorized drive on the rear wheel set through a transaxle gear box, step down gear box behind the motor and an electric motor under the hood. The motor and all hardware is included. Staff Car features steerable front wheels, underside frame detail with suspension, full interior, positionable Hitler figure, driver and staff of 4 officers. Molded in gloss black, ivory, tan, dark green, chrome plate, clear and with real rubber tires. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. The inside of the box has a very fancy display of the parts typical of Japanese kits of this era.

Tamiya Grumman F-14A Tomcat With Two Eduard PE Sets / Eduard Mask / Waldron Cockpit Super Detail Set / Model Technologies Canopy PE Set - With Iranian and US Navy Decals, 1/32, 6301

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good+

$175   

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Includes Eduard 32045 F-14A Interior super detail PE set for this kit (factory sealed), Eduard 32049 F-14A Exterior super detail PE set for this kit (factory sealed), Eduard XL002 Mask Set for this kit (factory sealed), Waldron Cockpit Set which has two PE sheets with many parts, extensive instrument placards and detail and 14 pages of very detailed instructions and illustrations. It has never been used and is complete with all parts. Also includes Model Technologies MT0036 1/32 F-14 tomcat Canopy Detail Set, which is still factory sealed with instructions. The actual model is the first issue of this kit which includes rare Iranian Air Force decals. The kit has fantastic mold quality and incredible detail. Features full cockpit, wheel well detail and swinging wings, full weapons loadout and much more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.

Tamiya Jagdpanzer V Jagd Panther Motorized with Remote Control, 1/35, MT224-850

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+

$129   

Rare. Older but very nicely detailed. Contains dual RE-14 motor drive with all steel and brass gear drive box, hardware and all special parts for (wired) remote control. Never started. All metal and electrical parts are still on the factory sealed display card. All small parts are still factory sealed with Tamiya header bags. Only the two hull parts were never factory sealed and they are complete. With decals and instructions present.

Tamiya SU100 Assault Gun Motorized - (Su-100), 1/35, MT117

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG

$239   

Very rare, early issue. Please note Tamiya-Mokei early logo. The box is the desirable high-gloss issue and displays better than the 'very good' grade. But I gave it that grade because there is light general wear, and one short side has a 3/4" closed tear, as well as general side panel wear as well. Inside, the kit is as it left the factory. It has never been started. All the parts that were factory sealed are still sealed and the correct color headers on the bags are excellent. The small parts are bagged with a header; the all-metal gear box is bright as new and sealed as well. The TKK Mabuchi motor is present and still in a mint, early Mabuchi factory box. The modified motor mount is included in the factory sealed bag with the correction to the instructions. Only the (2) hull parts and treads were never sealed, and even the treads are 100% whole, 'near mint' and fully flexible. The instructions are 'near mint' and decals are still sealed in a bag and 'excellent.'

Entex 1910 M-40 Flyabout Thomas Flyer, 1/16, 8490

Plastic Model Kit,   Box Condition: Good

$179   

Rare and highly detailed large scale (1/16) kit of the famous winner of the 1908 New York to Paris Race. The kit is molded in black, green, gold plated, clear, ivory and dark brown with real rubber tires. The kit features a highly detailed engine with real valve springs, full ignition harnesses, complete rolling chassis just like the real car, working steering with metal shafts, opening doors, removable hood, tape and belts for holding the spare tires and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Originally, the Thomas Motor Company was building bicycles in the 1890s as so may other automakers did. Erwin Ross Thomas, the founder, was experimenting with high speed gasoline engines. From 1898 to 1900 they built commercial engines and gasoline powered tricycles. Then Thomas moved to motorcycles, creating the "Auto-Bi", which was the first practical motorcycle commercially built in the USA. By 1902 he was the largest manufacture of motorcycles. Very shortly after this, the first Thomas Car, the "Buffalo Junior" was produced and 100 sold the first year. The Thomas was originally an advanced car and well known for it's high speed. In 1906, E.R. Thomas entered his cars in the Vanderbilt Cup and Glidden Trophy. The Thomas completed the 2000 mile tour without any mechanical adjustments. That year saw further race victories. In 1907 Thomas had several models with a new four cylinder engine; the G70 from that year was known as the fastest production car in the world. At this time, Rolls-Royce made some public statements about the superiority of the 6 cylinder engine. This caused E.R. Thomas to challenge Rolls Royce to a race from NY to Chicago - Rolls Royce, however, backed out. But four European manufactures took Thomas up on his challenge, and the Paris newspaper Le Matin sponsored the great event for 1908. This race laid a course from Buffalo, NY to San Francisco, then to Alaska down the Yukon across the Bering Strait on ice, then rerouted to Japan due the thaw, to Siberia and then across Europe to Paris. The Thomas entry was a stock Touring car with George Schuster as the driver. After 169 days and 21,000 miles, the Thomas was the winner. Today it is still considered one of the greatest automobile races ever.